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Definitions of volt

  1. a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it
  2. A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a center makes two concentric tracks.
  3. A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.
  4. The unit of electro- motive force; -- defined by the International Electrical Congress in 1893 and by United States Statute as, that electro- motive force which steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one ohm will produce a current of one ampere. It is practically equivalent to / the electro- motive force of a standard Clark's cell at a temperature of 15¡ C.
  5. The unit of electro- motive force.
  6. The standard unit for measuring electric force or pressure; as a current of 110 volts; voltmeter, an instrument for making such measurements.
  7. The fractional unit of electromotive force; the electromotive force which will produce a current of one ampere with a resistance of one ohm; practically the electromotive force of a Daniell cell.
  8. A turn or bound: a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust: a gait of two treads made by a horse going sideways round a centre.
  9. The practical unit of electromotive force; from Volta, Italian physicist ( 1745 - 1827).
  10. A round or circular tread; a gait of two treads, made by a horse going sideways round a centre; a sudden movement or leap to avoid a thrust.
  11. A sudden movement or leap in fencing to avoid a thrust; a gait of two treads, made by a horse going sideways round a centre.
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Usage examples for volt

  1. The volt is defined by law and is based on the suggestions of the same body of scientists who recommended the ampere of our last letter. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  2. This trigger could be actuated by an excess of current- say the connecting of a hundred and ten volt lighting circuit on the line. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  3. The power must be received from a three thousand- volt direct- current trolley. – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  4. If we apply a volt to the grid circuit we get five times as large an effect in the plate circuit as we would if the volt were applied there. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  5. More and more frequently some one of the scurrying enemy veered sharply, tore in toward us, hanging upon the farther side of his horse; boldly jerked erect and shot, and with demi- volt of his mount was away, whooping. – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  6. If there are more turns of wire forming the secondary, then each turn has induced in it just one volt – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  7. The unit we use is called the " volt – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  8. The volt is the potential or pressure of one cell of battery called a standard cell, made in a certain way. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  9. The swift, imperative orders volt from fort to fort; the circuit of vigilance is made complete, the human bloodhounds unleashed upon the trail, in a few instants, thanks to the buzzing wire that brings the mouth of a man to the ear of another across a void of miles. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  10. If you have a 110 volt direct lighting current in your home you can put up this short distance set for very little money and it will be well worth your while to do so. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  11. You can, however, use 110 volt direct current from a lighting circuit as your initial source of power to energize the plate of the vacuum tube oscillator of your experimental transmitter. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  12. The cell is intended to be used at 110- volts pressure but by wiring two cells in series a 220- volt circuit may be employed. – Chlorination of Water by Joseph Race
  13. For 1 ohm it would take 1 volt to give a current of 1 ampere, wouldn't it? – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  14. There is one volt applied to each turn. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  15. Now bring a pair of No. 12 or 14 insulated wires from the 110 volt lighting leads and connect them with a single- throw, double- pole switch; connect one pole of the switch with one of the posts of the primary coil of the alternating power transformer and connect the other post of the latter with one of the posts of your key, and the other post of this with the other pole of the switch. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins

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